By Victoria Alexander
We all know that an Effington continuously getsher manner ... yet this time it is not going to be effortless! girl Elizabeth Effington easily couldn't definitely believe the enjoyment of the Christmas season. Ten years had handed in view that she had boldly declared her love for Sir Nicholas Collingsworth. He rebuffed her and got down to search his fortunes, whereas Elizabeth was once left a lady scorned. Now, she discovers in horror that the inheritance she's controlled fantastically used to be by no means hers to manage. No, strength over her funds lay within the palms of the final guy she ever desires to see back: Nicholas! yet operating Elizabeth's lifestyles isn't really a part of Nick's plans. he is intrigued while he discovers that the frivolous and flighty woman he as soon as knew has become a gorgeous and able girl. Nick vows to woo -- and win -- her, and whereas she turns out unmoved through his fervent seduction, he swears he'll now not leisure till she accepts that the majority important reward of all -- the present of affection.
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Extra info for A Visit From Sir Nicholas (Effington Family, Book 9)
She would not allow it to be more than that from this moment forward. " Without warning, Charles appeared at her side. "Wherever have you been? " "I was simply…" She looked into his clear blue eyes and shook her head. " He grinned and grabbed her hand. " "Charles, I—" "Privately," he said firmly and started off, pulling her along behind him. " She laughed in spite of herself. Of course, Charles could always make her laugh. Her heart lightened. "Where we shan't be disturbed. " She laughed again and realized that the simple fact that she could laugh at all was obviously an indication of where her true affection lay.
I suspect we shall not see each other again, at least not for a very long time. I do wish you well, Nicholas. " The enigmatic half smile that did delightfully unpleasant things to her insides lifted the corner of his lips, and she steeled herself against it. "Ah, Elizabeth, I cannot possibly get everything I want. " Her breath caught, but she forced a smile to her face. " She pulled open the door and started out. "Thank you again. " His voice was soft behind her, and her heart twisted. "Merry Christmas," she tossed over her shoulder.
I scarce had a moment to consider how to make my presence known when you arrived. " She grit her teeth. " He nodded. " She crossed her arms over her chest.
A Visit From Sir Nicholas (Effington Family, Book 9) by Victoria Alexander